WestJet’s subsidiary is expanding its fleet. The Swoop will be flying with the Boeing 737 MAX for the first time. Low-cost airline competition in Canada also depends on the model.
Mom already has. The 14 Boeing 737 MAX 8 belong to the Canadian airline WestJet’s fleet. Boeing has orders for 27 more planes.
Now WestJet’s subsidiary Swoop will also become Max Operator. The low-cost airline announced that it will buy six Boeing 737 MAX 8s and deploy them this summer. The airline, which was founded in 2017, does not comment on whether the aircraft came by order of the parent company or is leased, for example.
The Flair and Lynx Air are also dependent on the 737 Max
With this the fleet of Swoop has increased to 16 aircraft. To date, it operates ten Boeing 737-800s with an average lifespan of six and a half years. The airline also plans to serve new domestic destinations, including non-stop services to Newfoundland.
Low-cost competitor Flair Airlines announced in December that it would lease 14 more Boeing 737 MAX 8s. By the summer of 2022, their fleet will consist of a total of 20 737 MAX 8 and 737-800 jets. Two other low-cost airlines are also in the starting block: Jetline with the Airbus A320 and Lynx Air (formerly Enerjet) with the Boeing 737 MAX 8.
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